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Xi'an - Chengdu High-Speed Trains

Xi'an - Chengdu High-Speed Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Jan. 17, 2024

The Xi'an-Chengdu high-speed rail route offers an impressive total of 61 pairs of bullet trains each day, ensuring frequent and convenient travel between the two cities. Departing and arriving from the well-equipped high-speed train stations of Xi'an North and Chengdu East, these stations provide easy access for passengers, despite their location outside the city centers.

The bullet trains on this route are exceptionally swift, covering the 700-kilometer (434-mile) distance in a speedy 3 to 5 hours. This remarkable travel time facilitates efficient and time-saving journeys for passengers. Moreover, there are additional travel options available, including four pairs of normal-speed trains with a travel duration of 11 to 16 hours, catering to different preferences and schedules.

Xi'an to Chengdu High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on July 21st, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D1911 07:05 11:19 4h 8m
D1953 08:47 12:46 3h 59m
G87 11:25 14:32 3h 7m
D1717 12:20 16:06 3h 46m
G1975 14:37 18:28 3h 51m
G3293 16:58 20:53 3h 55m
G2087 18:05 21:56 3h 51m
D1997 19:50 23:18 3h 28m

*There are 61 high-speed trains running from Xi'an to Chengdu per day. These trains depart from 06:38 to 19:50.

Chengdu to Xi'an High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on July 21st, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D1998 06:09 09:33 3h 24m
D1914 08:18 12:23 4h 5m
G2088 09:54 14:18 4h 24m
D1930 12:58 16:59 4h 1m
D1906 15:19 19:30 4h 11m
G2212 16:52 20:54 4h 2m
D1966 17:57 21:59 4h 2m
D1980 20:18 23:56 3h 38m

*The earliest train from Chengdu to Xi'an departs at 06:09 and the latest train departs at 20:18.

Xi'an-Chengdu High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$112 (CNY789) US$60 (CNY421) US$38 (CNY263)

Xi'an-Chengdu Normal-Speed Overnight Trains

soft sleeper car Soft sleeper carriage

Xi'an to Chengdu Overnight Train Schedules

(Updated on July 21st, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
T7 06:08 20:57 14h 49m
K545 06:30 22:47 16h 17m
K245 06:54 23:02 16h 8m
K385 21:40 08:19 (next day) 10h 39m

Chengdu to Xi'an Overnight Train Schedules

(Updated on July 21st, 2023)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K546 07:05 23:48 16h 43m
T8 08:01 22:51 14h 50m
K292 17:42 08:16 (next day) 14h 34m
K998 20:30 07:45 (next day) 11h 15m
K246 21:42 13:14 (next day) 15h 32m

Overnight Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$43(CNY301) US$28 (CNY194) US$16 (CNY112)

Transportation to Train Stations

Xian Northway Station, Xian High-Speed TrainXian North Railway Station

Xi'an North Railway Station (Chinese: 西安北站)

Xi'an North Railway Station was put into use in 2011. It is one of the three main stations in the city of Xi'an. The other two are Xi'an Railway Station and Xi'an South Railway Station.

Xi'an North is the terminus of the Zhengzhou – Xi'an, Xi'an – Baoji, Datong – Xi'an and Xi'an – Chengdu rail lines. Trains to Beijing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Shijiazhuang, Nanjing, Nanchang, Wuhan, Changsha, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen departs from there.

  • By subway: Line 2
  • By bus: 108, 263, 264, 266, 329, 360, 362, 723, 727

Other high-speed trains operate at Xi'an North Railway Station:

Xi'an Railway Station (Chinese: 西安站)

Xian Station, Xian High-Speed TrainXian Railway Station

Xi'an Railway Station is located in the city center. It is the station with the longest history in Xi'an and the main train station for most of the ordinary trains in Xi'an.

  • By bus: 1, 2, airport shuttle bus line 2, 9, 13, 14, 25, 30, 40, 41, 42, 103, 105, 201, 231
  • By subway: Line 2

Xi'an South Railway Station (Chinese: 西安南站)

The newly-built Xi'an South Railway Station is along way from the downtown area. It serves most of the high-speed trains that depart from/arrive in Xi'an.

Currently, there is no subway line to Xi'an South Railway Station. The most convenient way to get there is to take a taxi.

  • By bus: 423, 918, 920

Chengdu Railway Station (Chinese: 成都站)

Chengdu East StationChengdu East Station

Chengdu Railway Station, also called Chengdu North Railway Station by local residents, is one of the main stations in Chengdu. It is in the north of the city, serving the Chengdu – Chongqing, Baoji – Chengdu, Chengdu – Kunming and Dazhou – Chengdu rail lines.

  • By subway: Line 1, Line 7
  • By bus: 2, 9, 11, 16, 17, 27, 28, 36, 50, 52, 54, 55, 57, 65, 70, 73, 83, 86, 123, 298, 1131

Chengdu East Railway Station (成都东站)

Chengdu East is also a main station in the city of Chengdu. It mainly serves high-speed trains on the Chengdu – Guiyang, Chengdu – Chongqing and Suining – Chengdu rail lines.

  • By subway: Line 2, Line 7
  • By bus: 857

Xi'an to Chengdu, by Train or Plane?

  High-Speed Train Normal-Speed Airplane
Ticket Price US$39 for second class
US$62 for first class
US$43 for soft sleeper
US$28 for hard sleeper
US$56-US$120 for economy class
Duration 3-4 hours 11-18 hours 1.5 hours
Punctuality Punctual Sometimes there will be delays Occasional delays
Seat Space More leg room than on an airplane Spacious Cramped
Pros 1. Reasonable ticket prices
2. High-speed trains are fast and punctual
3. You can walk around on the train to stretch your legs
4. Enjoy window views on the way
1. Reasonable ticket prices
2. Save a night's accommodation bill
3. Save more daytime for sightseeing
4. It is more comfortable and interesting to take a sleeper train
5. Enjoy window views on the way
1. The fastest mode of transportation between Xi'an and Chengdu
2. Airfare can be competitive when there are discounts
Cons 1. Bullet train stations are a bit far from downtowns
2. Sometimes it is noisy on train carriages especially during Chinese holidays
1. Long travel time
2. Sometime it is noisy on the train carriages especially during the holidays
1. Seats on airplanes are cramped
2. Airports are far from downtown areas
3. It takes more time for boarding airplanes
4. Not much window views

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